Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach's The Bear Who Ate the Stars, winner of the 2014 Split Lip Uppercut Chapbook Awards, is a collection of poems that bite like sharpened nails and enlighten with historical, spiritual and political accounts. In the words of poet Michael Meyerhofer (Blue Collar Eulogies, Damnatio Memoriae), "There's a wonderful range to Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach's poems, rendered all the more remarkable by their consistent depth and polish. These poems feel meticulously crafted, despite a certain primal, sometimes sensual quality often falsely seen as antithetical to intellectual poetry. These poems smell of stars and campfires, a deeper sense of story, a mythological thread running, river-like, all the way back to the dawn of time."
|Publisher:||Split Lip Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.11(d)|
About the Author
Julia Kolchinsky Dasbach came to the United States as a Jewish refugee in 1993, from Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, and grew up in the DC metro area suburb of Rockville, Maryland. She earned her BA in English from the University of Maryland, College Park, and then spent three years in Eugene, earning an MFA in Poetry from the University of Oregon while being inspired by the beautiful west coast. Julia is currently back east, living in Philadelphia and working towards a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research focuses on the lyric rendering of trauma in contemporary American poetry composed by emigrants of the former Soviet Union.